Warner Park Cricket Ground – St. Kitts – Nevis
Photo By Erasmus Williams
Basseterre, Saint Kitts – Nevis
July, 01 2008 (CUOPM)
Hundreds of Kittitians and Nevisians as well as cricket enthusiasts from the neighbouring islands are expected to witness the two Digicel One-Day International matches between the West Indies and Australia at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium this weekend.
The first one-day game (4th ODI) here will be played on Friday 4th July and St. Kitts and Nevis Governor General, His Excellency Dr. Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, acting in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, has proclaimed the day a public holiday. The 5th ODI – second match here will be played on July 6th. The West Indies lost the previous three ODI’s.
West Indies captain Chris Gayle, who top scored in the Third Digicel One Day International with 53, had some stinging words of criticism for his middle order batsmen who failed to capitalise on an opening stand of 86 in 17.4 overs.
“I thought myself and Xavier (Marshall who made 35) really started well this morning, the wicket was doing a bit early up but the middle order was a disaster for us again,” Gayle said at the post match presentation ceremony.